Date(s) - Jan 20, 2021 - Feb 23, 2022
Event Sponsor and Host
Sati Center for Buddhist Studies
with Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, and Kirsten Rudestam
From the organizer:
This program offers basic Buddhist training in the wisdom and skill needed to be a Buddhist Environmental Chaplain, i.e., those who work to establish people in a healthy, compassionate, and mutually supportive relationship with the natural world. It will offer experience-based activities and contemplative practices that deepen individuals’ own relationships with the natural world, as well as provide them with skills to be spiritual caregivers, helping others (re)connect with nature and face contemporary environmental crises with wisdom and compassion.
Details and Logistics:
The BEC training program will run for one year and will include seven two-day online retreats and one seven-day residential retreat (California based location, circumstances permitting). Each course will include teachings, sessions of meditation, skills training, reflection, group work, community building and silent time in nature. In between courses, participants will be assigned readings, writings, and exercises, and have regular meetings with other participants. A key learning component of the program is for participants to create and engage in a personal project of their choosing that aligns with the goals of the program; this is putting into action the intention of the training and what is learned. In addition, white identified people will be asked to concurrently participate in a White Awake program. Offered by Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington and Kirsten Rudestam, the retreats will also feature guest teachers and facilitators skilled in specific areas of teaching and inquiry. Upon completion participants will receive certificate of completion in Buddhist Eco-chaplaincy Training from the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.
This event is hosted by Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.
For more information, see the event website here.
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